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Best Albums of the 2010s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20104,049356,111 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,190267,999 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (190th)
by Bon Iver
20124,473284,327 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (61st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,075251,278 Modern Vampires Of The City (161st)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,365186,303 Lost In The Dream (237th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,211217,909 To Pimp A Butterfly (53rd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,987170,404 A Moon Shaped Pool (140th)
by Radiohead
20174,907129,506 DAMN. (459th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20184,31074,586 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (955th)
by Car Seat Headrest
2019460660
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Remind Me Tomorrow (22,410th)
by Sharon Van Etten
Total43,0271,939,081

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Radiohead, Frank Ocean and Vampire Weekend.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:5,848
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  80/100 (648 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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42.

DAMN.United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2017Appears in:567 charts
Rank in 2017:1Rank Score:5,808
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:459
Average Rating:  81/100 (871 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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43.

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever DoUnited States Fiona Apple
Year of Release:2012Appears in:373 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,590
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:470
Average Rating:  80/100 (547 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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44.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:5,547
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:477
Average Rating:  81/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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45.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:5,471
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:483
Average Rating:  71/100 (723 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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46.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:5,301
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  77/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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47.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:5,245
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  82/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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48.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:5,185
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  69/100 (616 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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49.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:5,100
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  81/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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50.

The ArchAndroidUnited States Janelle Monáe
Year of Release:2010Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:5,045
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  80/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 144 14%
2011 162 16%
2012 132 13%
2013 140 14%
2014 110 11%
2015 101 10%
2016 72 7%
2017 88 9%
2018 51 5%
2019 0 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 8 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
Beach House 5 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
Julia Holter 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 73 7%
Australia 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 17 2%
France 12 1%
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